This unit of study aims to support registered nurses develop their role as integral members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team. There is a strong focus on survivorship models of care, genomics and molecular profiling, metastatic cancers, and secondary malignancies to enable the nurse to provide individual care across the lifespan.
This unit will provide nurses with the advanced knowledge and understanding of delivering evidenced based cancer care and will explore the impact of malignancies on individuals and communities.
This unit is aimed at nurses with an existing knowledge of cancer etiology and treatment side effects and those working with individuals with a cancer diagnosis in Australian health facilities.
|Advanced Concepts of Cancer Nursing|
|Unit of study code||342|
|Availability||GC Cancer Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Pre-requisite||329 Principles of Cancer Care|
|Mode of study||Online|
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Christine Collins
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: Survivorship models of care and the advanced cancer nurse professional pathway||a) apply specialist knowledge of survivorship models of care and the nurse’s role in the provision of equitable, contemporary care for people living with cancer||Assessment 1: Hierarchy of evidence activity (3 options in order)||5%||2|
|Theme 2: Assessment and management of late and long-term effects of cancer and its treatments||b) critically analyse the advanced clinical decision-making skills need to assess and manage the treatment pathways of people living with cancer||Assessment 2: National entity or peak policy appraisal||30%||5|
|Theme 3: Genomics and molecular profiling||c) evaluate nursing practice against research, clinical trial data and current literature to support the delivery of individualised cancer nursing care||Assessment 3: Genomics and targeted therapies essay||35%||7|
|Theme 4: Care continuum in culturally diverse communities and health disparities in cancer||d) critically reflect on practice to provide culturally safe and respectful nursing care to individuals living with cancer across the lifespan||Assessment 4: Digital poster and abstract||30%||10|
Advanced Concepts of Cancer Nursing (342) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.